The Venezuelan Luis Arráez is the batting champion of the American League and takes away the possibility of the Triple Crown from Aaron Judge

The Venezuelan Luis Arráez is the batting champion of the American League and takes away the possibility of the Triple Crown from Aaron Judge

Luis Arráez made sure this Wednesday to be the batting champion of the American League and surpassed Aaron Judge leaving him without the opportunity to obtain the Triple Crown

The Venezuelan Luis Arráez achieved this Wednesday one of the most complicated feats of Major League Baseball, how it is to become batting champion of the regular season, in this case of the American League.

After an extensive battle against Aaron Judge and other important players like Xander Bogaerts, José Abreu and Yordan Álvarez; finally the one born in Yaracuy today crowned his batting title averaging an average of 316.

Luis Arraez vs. Aaron Judge

Arráez jumped into his last game to look for that hit that would secure the batting title and that is how, after two walks, he managed to hit a single that would secure the American League batting title.

Aaron Judge didn’t play today against the Rangers and he also needed to go 4-for-4 to have any chance of winning the batting title. Finally, the man from Yaracuya took five points away from “El Juez”.

Luis Arráez is the sixth Venezuelan to win an MLB batting title

The Venezuelan utility player today became the sixth Venezuelan in MLB history to win a batting title. His name joins the list of legendary figures such as Andrés Galarraga, Magglio Ordóñez, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos González and José Altuve.

The Venezuelan should surely be the leadoff hitter in Venezuela’s lineup in the World Baseball Classic. He also says goodbye to the campaign with 172 hits, eight homers, 30 doubles and a triple.

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